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02/09/2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


Contact: Mark Tarasiewicz

Phone: 215-238-6346


Protecting Our Children All-Day CLE Feb. 27

In the past few years, numerous high profile stories have arisen concerning allegations of sexual abuse of children within well-respected institutions and organizations.

The myriad of legal issues created by such allegations and the ways in which the system might need to change in the future to better protect our nation's children are the subject of a new two-part CLE seminar "Protecting Our Children - The Responsibility of Organizations, being offered Monday, Feb. 27 at The CLE Conference Center on the 10th floor of the Wanamaker Building, Market and Juniper streets.

The morning session, "Protecting Children from Abuse," begins at 8:30 a.m. The afternoon session, "Corporate and Nonprofit Management," features guest speaker Dr. Richard James Gelles of School of Social Policy & Practice, University of Pennsylvania.

Other panelists for the program include Frank P. Cervone, executive director, Support Center for Child Advocates; Thomas G. Wilkinson Jr., Cozen O'Connor; Judge Kim Berkeley Clark, Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas, Family Division; Ellen C. Brotman, Montgomery, McCracken, Walker & Rhoads, LLP; Larry Ceisler, Ceisler Media & Issue Advocacy; Anthony L. Crisci, Crisci Associates; Michael Exler, general counsel, Drexel University; Lawrence J. Fox, Drinkler Biddle & Reath LLP; Deirdre D. Fruh, legislative aide to U.S. Sen. Robert P. Casey Jr.; Leslie M. Gomez, Ballard Spahr LLP; Valerie I. Harrison, associate university counsel, Temple University; Kelly B. Hodge, Philadelphia Safe Schools Advocate, PA Commission on Crime and Delinquency; Walt Hunter, CBS3 News; Sarah A. Kelly, Cozen O'Connor; Jeffrey Lindy, Lindy Law Firm; Natalye Paquin, CEO, Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania; Charles E. Schmidt Jr., Schmidt Kramer, PC; Theodore Simon, Law Offices of Theodore Simon; Gina M. Smith, Ballard Spahr, LLP; Vicki J. Wilken, staff counsel, state Sen. Kim Ward (Chair, Senate Aging and Youth); Dr. Barbara E. Ziv, forensic psychiatrist; and Barry Zakireh, PhD, director of the Adult and Forensic Program, The Joseph J. Peters Institute.

To register for this 7 substantive, 1 ethics CLE credit program, click here.

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